A night at the Opéra de Québec with Nabucco

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Nabucco (James Westman), wearing contemporary clothing in this scene, pleads with his supposed daughter Abigaille (Michele Capalbo), who has taken over his throne as Queen of Babylon.

Nabucco, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera about Nebuchadnezzar II, the king of Babylon (c. 634-562 BC), was presented at the Grand Théâtre on May 11, 14, 16 and 18. If you receive this newspaper by its publication date, May 15, you may still have a chance to see the Thursday or Saturday evening performance.